Events Continuing Through 2024

presented by Lewis Dark, Certified Hypnotist
A One-Session Class
Available EVERY SECOND SUNDAY through 2024
2:00 – approximately 4:00 PM


About the class:

As all human abilities that are evoked by hypnosis belong to the hypnotized person, it is a truism that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.  The “hypnotist” is merely a trance teacher or facilitator.  This class will give you the basic tools to become your own hypnotist — and to improve your life in the privacy of your own mind.

This class emphasizes stress relief, goal achievement, and the cultivation of concentrated thinking.  In one information-packed two-hour session you will learn easy, personalized, non-mystical methods of achieving altered states of consciousness that will help you relax, to concentrate, and make you more stress-proof.  More importantly, you will then learn a systematic guide to self-suggestion and positive thinking that will let you put those altered states of consciousness to work, solving your problems and improving your every-day life. Using these base tools, you can then go on to practice different  techniques and  personalize your own self-hypnosis method, tailoring it to your own needs and desires.

About the instructor:

Larry Garrett describes Lewis Dark as “my last living student.”  Lewis is a graduate of Larry’s former self-hypnosis class at Morton College, as well as the extensive hypnosis class Larry taught privately in his Gunnison Street offices in the late 1970s.  Lewis’s compulsive reading habits also gave him accidental expertise in the work of Milton H. Erickson M.D. (1902-1980).  His subsequent teachers in hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming were Norma Baretta Ph.D., Phil Baretta AAMFT, Linda Williamson M.A., C.H.I., and Klaus Boettcher. He was certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists in 2005. Lewis is also a graduate of stage hypnosis safety courses taught by Lee Darrow and the National Association of Mobile Entertainers. 

The Lewis Dark Hypnosis Show ran from 1995 to 2015, garnering laughter and applause at post-proms, prenuptials, and numerous private and corporate parties in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Minnesota.  During this time Lewis also gave public lectures on hypnotism, taught the Economy Self-Hypnosis class on an occasional basis, and lectured to his fellow hypnosis professionals at the Mid-America Hypnosis Conference (MAHC), the Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis Illinois Chapter 2 (now the Second Tuesday Hypnosis Group), the Leidecker Institute, and related organizations. He was honored to perform as featured stage hypnotist for his peers at the 2011 MAHC.

Lewis always attempted to use his stage show as education about the benefits of hypnosis, self-hypnosis, and general human potential. Economy Self-Hypnosis is an effort to further that educational service, distilling his many years of experience of presenting hypnotism to the public into this low-priced one-afternoon class.  He welcomes your attendance.

Class fee $35 at the door (cash, check, or credit card).

We respectfully request that you provide proof of Covid vaccination and/or wear a mask during class.

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